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A 6.0 m section of wire carries a current of 5.2 A from east to west in the earth's magnetic field of 1.0 × 10^-5 T at a location where the magnetic field points south. In which direction does the magnetic force act on the wire?

north

south

up

down

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  1. if by current flow, you meant + current flow, the right hand rule http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/education/tutorials/java/handrules/images/right-hand-rule.jpg suggests upward

  2. thx, you helped me out a lot :)

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